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Liam Brady, who was assistant to Giovanni Trapattoni in his first two years as Republic of Ireland manager, says that Trap knows he will probably be will get the boot if FAI is he does not get good results in the World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria later this month. Brady said:  “I think Giovanni would see...

By Kieran Rooney Fionnuala Brittion’s fantastic season continued when she took a bronze medal in the women’s 3,000 metres at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg on Sunday. It was one of two bronze medals for the Irish side, Ciaran O Lionaird having finished third in the men’s 3,000 metres on Saturday....

It’s 12 years since Kerry were relegated from division one of the National Football League, but the Kingdom are in danger of making the drop to division two again this year. After heavy defeats to Mayo, when they failed to score in the second half and to Dublin, when their total over 70 minutes was just four points,...

By Kieran Rooney WHO says that the bookies don’t get it wrong?  Crossmaglen and Dr Crokes both went into their All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship semi-finals against St Brigid’s and Ballymun Kickhams as favorites but both are now out of the competition. Roscommon’s St Brigid’s produced the result of the...

By Sean Creedon Olympic champion Katie Taylor will make her long-awaited return to the ring at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday, Feb. 22, two days before her sell-out bout at the Bord Gáis Theatre. The Bray boxer is scheduled to meet Poland’s Karolia Graczyk over four rounds at the Stadium on the final night...

By Frank Brady Christy Creamer passed away on Jan. 17 at the age of 92. He was waked at Hodder’s Funeral Home on McLean Avenue, and was buried from St. Barnabas Church, Woodlawn on Jan. 22. Christy was born in Curraghnawall, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim and he went on to become a legend in Leitrim football. He began his...

By Kieran Rooney LEINSTER prepared for their two crunch Heineken Cup matches against top French outfit Clermont Auvergne with a comprehensive 37-7 RaboDirect Pro12 victory over Zebre at the RDS. In reality, Clermont and Zebre could not be more different. Zebre prop up the RaboDirect table having lost all of their ten...

The Irish community was shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Jimmy McGonagle on November 26th. The late Jimmy was a pillar in the Donegal GFC and the Donegal Association, as well as being a staunch supporter of the New York GAA for close to half a century.  He was 72. In many ways the cherished uncle was a...

Way back in the nineties, the then Meath footballer Graham Geraghty spent a week on trial at Arsenal. Bill Darby, the London club’s representative in Ireland, had invited him over after watching his performance in a Leinster final, feeling there was a raw, athletic talent that might, with proper coaching, be turned...

  The Irish rugby team need to win a test game soon. Winning is good for morale and after losing five internationals in-a-row we need to beat Argentina at the Aviva on Saturday or we could find ourselves in pool three when the World Cup draw is made early next month. At present Ireland is ranked eighth in the world...